Changes to .xls file in offline folder is not synchronized automatically on Windows 7

Article ID: 2665247 - View products that this article applies to.
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Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • You share a folder on Windows server. On Windows 7, you make this shared folder offline.
  • There is an .xls file in this folder.
  • You edit the .xls file, and then you save the .xls file to the offline folder.
  • You open the file from another computer.
In this scenario, you find that the changes to the file were not saved. When you manually synchronize the offline folder, you're notified of file conflict between file on the server and on this machine.

Resolution

Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.


On Windows 7, click Start > Run and type regedit > Enter
1. Browse to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\NetCache
2. Right click on NetCache and select String.For name type SparseExclusionList.
3. Right click on the new created key and select Modify.
4. For value, paste the following line (not to include *.xls)
*.doc;*.ppt;*.vsd;*.tmp;*.pps;*.msi;*.mst;*.dot;*.opt;*.mpp;*.dts;*.vsmacros;*.mso;*.suo;*.msg;*.est;
5. Save the changes and reboot the client machine.



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Article ID: 2665247 - Last Review: April 26, 2013 - Revision: 5.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2007
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (Home and Student version)
  • Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
Keywords: 
KB2665247

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